10 Jan Make your New Year resolutions green ones
Make your New Year resolutions green ones
New Year’s resolutions are notoriously made quickly and then forgotten just as fast.
They’re often unrealistic and unattainable – so why not draft in some help from our fabulous Live Love Local traders and set yourself goals for 2022 that are not only achievable for you, but will benefit the planet too!
Many of our independent traders are passionate about sustainability and offer everything from package-free produce to beauty and household refills. They’re also more than happy to help if you need a bit more guidance about the steps you can take.
Here are our top Green New Year Resolution ideas – good luck!
Eat less meat
It’s healthier for you and healthier for the planet – but you don’t need to cut it out altogether. For many people, going meatless just one day a week is more practical, and you will still see health, financial and environment benefits. Titchfield-based Boxxfresh is a family-run, go-to plant-based shop that delivers your fresh fruit, veg, herbs and salads straight to your door.
Find out more about Boxxfresh
Wrap it up
Most of us use clingfilm but standard film is difficult to recycle. Luckily, there are plenty of eco-free alternatives. Check out Pickle and Pea in Portchester, where you can snap up vegan soy wax wraps and stretchy silicone food covers.
For more wrapping alternatives, check out their website
All Good Things in Fareham’s West Street is an eco-friendly, zero-waste shop selling refills for shampoo, shower gels, detergents, and pantry staples. You can also find package-free spices, vegan sweets, and dairy-free chocolate.
Check out All Good Things for more on how to get started with refills
There are various glass recycling banks for your bottles and jars across Fareham. You’ll also find banks for clothing and textiles, paper, books, CDs and DVDs, and general household waste.
Want to see where your closest recycling point is? Use our finder to check the nearest in your area
Pass it on
Think green when it comes to 2022’s birthday presents. There are plenty of local shops offering eco-friendly candles, toys, and fashion, as well as recyclable wrapping paper and gift tags. In Stubbington, check out Bloom Florists, where Helena has ditched all single-use plastics, and in Warsash, visit Always Plastic Free for a great choice of eco-friendly clothing, accessories, and health and beauty products.
Check out their website for more eco-gift ideas
Leaving the car at home and enjoying the walk or bike ride into town will not only help the planet – it will help your waistline, too. Another New Year’s Resolution ticked off the list!